The mid Summer menu at the restaurant sees an incredible amount of Soft Shell Crab and Lobster dishes flying out of the kitchen. It also puts a strain on the Cali Chard section of the wine list as the pairing with softies and lobster is just about perfect.
Historically, my stock of Talbott Sleepy Hollow Chard, a mainstay since Day 1, takes a particularly good pounding as few wines deliver those rich, hedonistic California Chardonnay flavors quite like Talbott.
Over the years, fans of that buttery, classic American style of Chardonnay have just gone crazy for Talbot’s Sleepy Hollow cuvée. The wine is always good, but the 2016 is completely knocked out with two 93 points scores in tow from James Suckling and Vinous
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93 Points, Vinous
“Limpid yellow. A highly perfumed nose evokes fresh honeydew melon Meyer lemon pear nectar and white flowers and a smoky mineral nuance builds as the wine opens up. Sappy concentrated and incisive on the palate offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors and chamomile and saffron flourishes. A dusty mineral element adds vibrant lift and cut to the impressively long sharply delineated finish which leaves behind a suave floral note.”
93 Points, James Suckling
Spice, coconut, dried-apple and pear aromas follow through to a full body with density and intensity. Full and oily with a long and flavorful finish. Layered.
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